Cover of: Book of rhymes | Adam Bradley

About the Book

If asked to list the greatest innovators of modern American poetry, few of us would think to include Jay-Z or Eminem in their number. And yet hip hop is the source of some of the most exciting developments in verse today. The media uproar in response to its controversial lyrical content has obscured hip hop’s revolution of poetic craft and experience: Only in rap music can the beat of a song render poetic meter audible, allowing an MC’s wordplay to move a club-full of eager listeners. Examining rap history’s most memorable lyricists and their inimitable techniques, literary scholar Adam Bradley argues that we must understand rap as poetry or miss the vanguard of poetry today. Book of Rhymes explores America’s least understood poets, unpacking their surprisingly complex craft, and according rap poetry the respect it deserves.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
782.421649
Library of Congress
ML3531 .B73 2009

The Physical Object

Pagination
p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL22542365M
Internet Archive
bookofrhymes00brad
ISBN 13
9780465003471
LC Control Number
2008040250
Library Thing
8077156
Goodreads
5974418
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